Gordon Swaby

No, I will NOT contact your secretary

Spam emails in my inbox are becoming more and more frequent as of lately, i mean seriously i get emails like this:

Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have emerged winner of the UK NATIONAL
LOTTERY.You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
1,000,000.00 (One Million Pounds Sterling)To file for your claim,Please
contact our fiduciary agent and Provide her with the information below so
as to enable her process your claims:

1.Name:2.Address:3.Marital Status:4.Occupation:
5.Age:6.Sex:7.Nationality:8.Country Of Residence:9.Telephone Number:

Contact Mrs. Katrina Humph
Email:katrinahumph51@hotmail.co.uk

o.uk
Sir. Richard K. Lloyd

I mean seriously which idiot would really fall for stuff like that, no wait, that’s alot of idiots. But seriously these emails are getting down right ANNOYING, i think someone signed me up for some spam newsletter or something *sighs*

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 at 10:42 am. Filed under Nothing Special, Rant.

  • http://www.owensoft.net owen

    by my calculations you have to be on the internet for roughly 6 months before you wise up. new people get caught all the time, especially if they have no friends

  • http://yakeisha.blogspot.com Yakeisha

    You know i get those alot. It seems, according to those emails that i have alot of family in South Africa who have alot of money, who are dying and i happen to be there last surviving relative. i’m supposed to send some lawyer somewhere my account details so he can give me 10 percent of the money and keep the rest for himself…lol i find it so funny…i’d be rich by now…if only

  • The Rhuler

    You’d be surprised how much “intelligent” people fall for those scams.

    I was watching (can’t recall if it was Dateline or 20/20) and it revealed that a lot of lawyers, doctors, accountants (lol) and business owners are among those who have responded favourably to these scams. When I saw it, I was like, “A wha di raatid do dem people ya doe? Mi tink dem did have more sense dan dat.”

    As for me, I usually forward them to spam@uce.gov, so Uncle Sam’s boys can sort dem out, propa.



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